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My Favorite Vehicles of 2016

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern #VOTY16 has been awarded. The editorial calendar has turned over a new year. It is cause for celebration! There is one more bit of business to take care of. As a tradition, I sit … Continue reading

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Making the Claim

Tweet 2017 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2017 Volvo XC90 You know you’re the baddest thing around when you can pat yourself on the back and make audacious … Continue reading

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#MAMA16FR – 25 Years in The Making

Tweet A typical Wednesday morning at Autobahn Country Club – All Photos by Randy Stern Why is the Midwest Automotive Media Association such an honor to be a member of? A discussion with one of its board members came up … Continue reading

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Bringing IndyCar Engine technology To The Streets

Tweet IndyCar is the guiding light for engine manufacturers. Downsized, turbocharged, high compression ratios, and exotic materials – this describes the 2.2 liter twin turbo V6 specified by the Verizon IndyCar series. These engines are designed, built and supplied by … Continue reading

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Chicago 2016: Playing Catch Up

TweetAfter seven Media Days, The Chicago Auto Show still serves up good opportunities to catch debuts of new products, watch revisions of current ones and catch up on vehicles seen at prior auto shows. The latter is important, since it … Continue reading

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Historiography: America, Meet Volvo!

TweetOnce upon a time, Sweden built some damn good cars. They still do. In fact, Volvo had a major rebound in 2015 thanks to some needed new product, new engineering and technology and a new commitment to building the best … Continue reading

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My Favorite Vehicles of 2015

TweetIn a busy year full of adventures with car clubs, cruises, big events, media junkets and auto shows, where do I have enough time to explore those vehicles that made this year special? Somehow I did. Not just for V&R, … Continue reading

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Five Favorites From The 1980s

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern In April of 1980, a dream finally came true. At the State of California’s Department of Motor Vehicles office in Canoga Park, I became a licensed driver. It took that second time to do it, … Continue reading

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Them and Us (Part 2)

Tweet Diversity happens here…among many places. Photo (c) 2011 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. If marketing drives a consumer decision, can there be anything else to convince a cultural group to be loyal to a particular brand? There are a lot … Continue reading

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Them and Us (Part 1)

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern If money talks, then why are some people refuse to allow around nine percent of the American population to say anything? Or, simply, be themselves? Gay, Lesbians, Bisexual and Transgender people are consumers like … Continue reading

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